Hydrangea arborescens ssp. radiata Samantha
Hydrangea arborescens
ssp. radiata
November 16, 2018
Hydrangea aspera Macrophylla
Hydrangea aspera
November 16, 2018

Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA3' USPP28,317P3; CPBR5,623

Invincibelle Ruby


Hydrangea arborescens RUBY is a strong rebloomer, the foliage is extra dark and the stems are strong, making this new hydrangea a gem in any garden. It is a triploid cytotype.

Inflorescence: Mophead, 130mm across. Red flower buds open to two-toned combination of bright ruby-red and silvery pink.

Bred by Thomas Green Ranney of North Carolina State University (USPP granted 2017-08-22). European patent granted 2016-12-22.


Zones: 3 to 8

Size: Medium (to 1.25m).

Color in neutral soil:
Burgundy + pink.

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Burgundy + pink (no change)

Ray florets: 4 sepals, entire, slightly overlapping, 22mm diam.

Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Broadly ovate. Margin: dentate to serrate. Apex: acuminate. Base: acute to rounded. Venation pattern: pinnate, opposite to subopposite. Adaxial surface: glabrous . Abaxial surface: slightly pubescent. 85mm l x 60mm w.